Historical Happenings Newsletter of the Physician Assistant History Society

PA Student – Soon to be Graduate Courtney Amburgey, PA-S3 Accomplished, yet undistinguished. These are the feelings that strike me as a graduating PA student 50 years after the start of my profession. I have studied for more Commemorative 8 Illustrated History Book Order 13 Inside this edition: Message from the President 1 PA Student – Soon to be Graduate ……..….page 1 50th Anniversary Celebration at White House ……………………… 3 Celebrating PA Week at Fort Benning, GA 3 At 30, JAAPA is Thriving ……………...… 4 . Offering Aid in Puerto Rico 5 PA Celebrations in Photo’s ..…… 7 Echoes from History: The Treasure Troves of Archives ……… 8 Dr. Richard Smith’s Memorial Service 8 What’s Totally Rad? PA History in the 80s ! ………………..… 10 50th Anniversary

Message from the President

Karen Mulitalo, MPAS, PA-C I hope PAs everywhere have been enjoying the golden anniversary of our great profession! It’s been my pleasure to serve you as president of the PA History Society for the past two years. The Society captures your PA history, and I hope that PAs, PA programs and national, state and specialty PA organizations will continue to support the mission of the PAHx each year. The trustees,

historians and staff have been especially busy this year developing products to celebrate and promote the first 50 years of the PA profession. We

have partnered with the National Library of Medicine to develop the five-year PA traveling banner exhibition, renovated the only Veterans Memorial Garden dedicated strictly to PAs, and prepared a 50th

anniversary toolkit to help PAs celebrate the profession’s golden anniversary. In addition, since it’s also been the Society’s 15th

hours than there are episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy,” consumed countless milligrams of caffeine, and reached my goal of 10,000 steps each day. Even so, I cannot feel entirely accomplished as this part of my career comes to an end. (PA Student, continued on page 3)

anniversary, we produced a manuscript documenting the organization’s history. What a privilege it’s been for me to be president of the PA History Society Board of Trustees during this exciting time! (President’s Message, continued on page 2)

Historical Happenings, Volume 11, Issue 4 – Fall 2017 pg.


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